Workers CompensationTarget Workers’ Comp: Sued for Not Paying Injured Employee

December 23, 2013by Aaron Allison

On December 16, a former Target employee in Marshall, Texas filed a lawsuit alleging that Target failed to pay her $117,240 from a court agreement resulting from an on-the-job injury.

Does She Deserve Target Injury Compensation?

According to the lawsuit, the woman was injured at work when a co-worker quickly turned a pallet jack and shifted the momentum of a stacked, 200-pound load. The load fell off the pallet jacket, and the freight struck the former employee from behind. The woman fell down and into the end cap shelving.

After the accident, the woman required shoulder and knee surgeries. She was also fired from Target for missing work due to her work-related injuries.

Target is accused of breach of contract and violating the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act as well as the Business and Commerce Code by not paying their former employee. The woman is seeking $117,240 in damages, three times the initial amount for mental anguish and economic damages, punitive damages, attorney’s fees, interest and court costs.

Find A Workers’ Comp Lawyer in Austin, TX

Of the 90,000 lawyers in Texas, only 40 represent workers who suffered injuries at work. The Law Offices of Aaron Allison is proud to be one of the only firms in Texas that protects the rights of injured workers. Partner Aaron Allison has won cases against companies as large as H-E-B, Lowes and Home Depot, along with several health care facilities.

If you have been injured on the job, call our firm at (512) 474-8346 to speak to an Austin workers’ compensation lawyer today. We want to hear your story and your experiences. Feel free to comment below or visit our Facebook page for more information.

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Aaron Allison, a second-generation personal injury lawyer from Austin, follows in the footsteps of his father, who founded their firm in 1978. Admitted to practice by the Texas Supreme Court, the Federal Court for the Western District of Texas, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals, and the U.S. Supreme Court, Aaron brings extensive legal expertise to his clients.

Specializing in personal injury cases, Aaron offers a distinct advantage for Texas workers injured on the job. With Texas workers' compensation laws leading many attorneys to avoid these cases, Aaron is one of only 40 lawyers among 95,000 in Texas who represent injured workers in straight workers' compensation cases. His firm continues to provide dedicated support for those suffering catastrophic work injuries, maintaining a proud tradition of advocacy spanning decades.